Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) by astro-ph

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 edition) cited by papers in the astro-ph archive

Keep in mind that citation counts can never be exact, there is something like a 5% error in most of these numbers. Please do not fret about number 32 versus 33, as this is often not a statistically significant difference. More information about citations in INSPIRE can be found here.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of 2018-12-30. Further, the counts shown by the ranking are only the cites satisfying the criteria for that list. Actual citation numbers in the database may change as corrections are made and papers are added, the links will take you to the updated numbers.

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2010 reports for eprints

815 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010PDG RPP has been unified. The most recent is shown.
Review of Particle Physics
Particle Data Group (M. Tanabashi (Nagoya U. & KMI, Nagoya) et al.). 2018. 1898 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.3, 030001
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

  1. 5237 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  2. 3752 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  3. 2994 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  4. 2883 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  5. 2791 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  6. 2674 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  7. 2648 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  8. 2394 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  9. 2090 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  10. 2027 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  11. 1984 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  12. 1847 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  13. 1790 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  14. 1785 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  15. 1746 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  16. 1691 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  17. 1613 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  18. 1605 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  19. 1533 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  20. 1523 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  21. 1452 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    Star formation in galaxies along the Hubble sequence
    Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.). Jul 1998. 41 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 36 (1998) 189-231
    STEWARD-1454, STEWARD-OBSERVATORY-PREPRINT-1454
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev.astro.36.1.189
    e-Print: astro-ph/9807187 | PDF

  22. 1409 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  23. 1377 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)
    M.F. Skrutskie et al.. Feb 2006. 21 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 131 (2006) 1163-1183
    DOI: 10.1086/498708

  24. 1340 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    SExtractor: Software for source extraction
    E. Bertin, S. Arnouts. Jun 1996. 12 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys.Suppl.Ser. 117 (1996) 393-404
    DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996164

  25. 1339 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  26. 1329 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  27. 1323 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  28. 1305 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  29. 1284 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  30. 1224 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  31. 1204 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  32. 1200 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  33. 1167 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  34. 1138 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    The Global Schmidt law in star forming galaxies
    Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.). Dec 1997. 23 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 498 (1998) 541
    STEWARD-1419, STEWARD-OBSERVATORY-PREPRINT-1419
    DOI: 10.1086/305588
    e-Print: astro-ph/9712213 | PDF

  35. 1126 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  36. 1119 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  37. 1117 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  38. 1111 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  39. 1060 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  40. 1052 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  41. 1034 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  42. 1031 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  43. 1020 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  44. 1018 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  45. 1016 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  46. 1016 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  47. 1015 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  48. 994 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  49. 984 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  50. 973 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  51. 967 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  52. 963 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  53. 950 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    Structure in the COBE differential microwave radiometer first year maps
    COBE Collaboration (George F. Smoot et al.). Apr 1992. 19 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 396 (1992) L1-L5
    PRINT-92-0148 (UC,BERKELEY)
    DOI: 10.1086/186504

  54. 946 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  55. 942 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  56. 922 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  57. 919 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  58. 904 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  59. 901 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  60. 896 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  61. 895 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  62. 880 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  63. 879 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  64. 876 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  65. 867 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  66. 863 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  67. 852 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  68. 849 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  69. 849 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  70. 843 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  71. 841 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  72. 841 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  73. 834 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  74. 831 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    Dwarf galaxies of the Local Group
    Mario Mateo (Michigan U.). Oct 1998. 66 pp.
    Published in Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys. 36 (1998) 435-506
    DOI: 10.1146/annurev.astro.36.1.435
    e-Print: astro-ph/9810070 | PDF

  75. 828 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  76. 804 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  77. 804 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  78. 797 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  79. 790 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  80. 790 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
    The u'g'r'i'z' Standard star system
    SDSS Collaboration (J.Allyn Smith et al.). Feb 2002. 50 pp.
    Published in Astron.J. 123 (2002) 2121-2144
    FERMILAB-PUB-02-022-A
    DOI: 10.1086/339311
    e-Print: astro-ph/0201143 | PDF

  81. 787 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  82. 781 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  83. 779 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  84. 777 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  85. 770 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  86. 764 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  87. 762 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  88. 759 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  89. 756 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  90. 752 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  91. 750 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  92. 750 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  93. 749 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  94. 748 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  95. 742 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  96. 739 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  97. 735 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  98. 734 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010
  99. 732 citations by astro-ph eprints up to the end of 2010